F1 »

Hungarian F1 Grand Prix: Hamilton quickest in Hungarian FP1

Lewis Hamilton beat Nico Rosberg to the fastest time of first practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix
Full FP1 times HERE

Lewis Hamilton beat Nico Rosberg to the fastest time of first practice for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

On a warm and sunny morning at the Hungaroring, Hamilton set a best time of 1:25.814 to beat Rosberg by 0.183s. Rosberg had been keen to get in as many laps as possible, circulating alone early in the session and completing a total of 31 laps which suggests Mercedes is keen to avoid any issues due to the lack of FRIC suspension at the bumpy Hungaroring.

Ferrari emerged as Mercedes' closest challenger in the opening session, with Kimi Raikkonen third fastest on a 1:26.421. Raikkonen was the only car within a second of Hamilton, with team-mate Fernando Alonso fourth fastest by 1.058s slower than the lead Mercedes.

Sebastian Vettel was fifth ahead of Kevin Magnussen and Jean-Eric Vergne. However, Vettel's team-mate Daniel Ricciardo – eighth quickest overall – appeared to be hit by some reliability issues which limited him to just 15 laps.

Jenson Button and Felipe Massa rounded out the top ten as Williams appeared to be struggling on the high-downforce circuit, with Valtteri Bottas registering the 15th-fastest time.

Track conditions were tricky due to low grip levels on Friday morning, with numerous drivers running wide and locking up in to Turn 13 in particular. Hamilton ran very wide early in the session, while Pastor Maldonado went off at the final corner. Late in the session, Adrian Sutil also had a spin at Turn 2 as cars continued to slide around.

Vettel was unhappy with a Mercedes at one stage as he was overtaken in to Turn 1 – raising a hand at the time – and then believed he was held up in the next two corners as a result. The Red Bull ran close behind the Mercedes through the first sector to prove his point.

Max Chilton endured a tough morning as he returned to the pits at the end of his installation lap with smoke emanating from the back of his Marussia. With flames also visible, Chilton stopped in the pit lane and the team had to extinguish the small fire before analysing the problem, doing well to change the gearbox and get Chilton back on track for the final five minutes of the session.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
18.07.2014- Free Practice 1, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
19.04.2015 - Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W06
19.04.2015 - Race, Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E23 leads Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E23
19.04.2015 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W06
19.04.2015 - Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W06 and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T
19.04.2015 - Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T and Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W06
19.04.2015 - Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T and Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W06
19.04.2015 - Race, Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W06 leads Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W06
19.04.2015 - Race, Felipe Nasr (BRA) Sauber C34 leads Roberto Merhi (ESP) Manor Marussia F1 Team
19.04.2015 - Race, Marcus Ericsson (SUE) Sauber C34 and Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM08
19.04.2015 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W06
19.04.2015 - Race, Romain Grosjean (FRA) Lotus F1 Team E23 lr Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM08
19.04.2015 - Race, Nico Hulkenberg (GER) Sahara Force India F1 VJM08
19.04.2015 - Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW37 and Pastor Maldonado (VEN) Lotus F1 Team E23
19.04.2015 - Race, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W06 leads Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T
19.04.2015 - Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T and Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W06
19.04.2015 - Race, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W06 leads Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T
19.04.2015 - Race, Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W06 leads Sebastian Vettel (GER) Scuderia Ferrari SF15-T

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2015 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.